Developing Emerging Leaders

Developing Emerging Leaders requires a vision with a strategy that identifies emerging leaders, that invests in the development of emerging leaders and that entrusts responsibility to emerging leasders.

Developing Emerging Leaders

Developing Emerging Leaders

When are leaders at their best? Here are some answers:

“When they are modeling exemplary leadership, that’s when leaders shine.” “Leadership involves more than just demonstrating skill. Leaders must exhibit character.” “Leaders are at their best when they are working in tandem with God.”

“Leaders are at their very best when they are raising up leaders around them.” In other words, leaders are at their best when they are creating a leadership culture.

Leaders are at their best when they are creating a leadership culture within the church. In fact, this must be one of the leader’s highest priorities.

1. Leadership Development Requires a Vision

Leadership development never happens accidently. It requires vision. Of course, vision is only the beginning. To fulfill your vision, you will need a strategy – a strategy that identifies emerging leaders, that invests in the development of emerging leaders and that entrusts responsibility to emerging leaders.

2. Character Qualities of Emerging Leaders

Emerging leaders have the ability to influences others. Leadership is about influence.

Emerging leaders have a solid character. They are honest, humble, stable, teachable and credible.

Emerging leaders have great people skills. These people skills include sensitivity to the thoughts and feelings of others. They have an ability to listen to the ideas of others. These leaders genuinely care for other people. They do not view them as a means to an end.

Emerging Leaders are driven people who are comfortable taking the initiative. They are full of energy and they energize others without even trying.

Emerging leaders are intelligence. They are people who are mentally quick, street smart with mental savvy to process information in order to make the right decision.

These five qualities are good indicators of providing a framework to select potential emerging leaders. However, they do not form an exhaustive list. Nevertheless, it is a good place to start.

3. Develop Your Own Leadership Plan

  • Draw up your own top five quality list
  • Invest in your emerging leaders
  • Entrust your emerging leaders with responsibility

4. Make This One of Your Ministry Priorities

As mentioned before, leadership development never happens accidently. It requires action. Only you can make it happen.

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